Green Lantern #4

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16039

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Diabolical Missile from Qward! (Green Lantern) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Printed in
In Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #1
In Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1

Notes

Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Test Your Talent (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Diabolical Missile from Qward! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Gnaxos (robot); Kiman (Chief Weaponer) (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 ([December 1973?])

Synopsis

The Qwardians send a missile to destroy Green Lantern. Tom Kalmaku is trapped in the missile's radiation and Green Lantern is forced to travel to Qward for the cure.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (It's Hard to Believe, But--) Cartoon, 1 page

"An object at the center of the Earth..."

Featuring

Feature
It's Hard to Believe, But--
Genre
Non-fiction

Notes

On the page immediately following page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 4. Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Giant Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Superman

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 8 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 5. Get a Grip on Your Gripes! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Green Lantern's Mail Chute) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern's Mail Chute

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. Secret of Green Lantern's Mask! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Woozy (villain); Chip (Villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane (Pages 1,2)
Mike Sekowsky (Pages 3,4)
Ross Andru (Pages 5-8,10,11)
Carmine Infantino (Page 9)
Joe Giella (Page 12)
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #4 ([April 1977?])
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([October 1977?])
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
Secret of Green Lantern's Mask!
From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #4 (January-February 1961)

Synopsis

Carol invites Green Lantern to her party. When Hal Jordan arrives instead of Green Lantern some crooks posing as waiters go forward with an impostor Green Lantern plan to steal from the guests. Reveals the secret of Green Lantern's mask.

Notes

Credits in Green Lantern #100 list this as Gil Kane pencils only, as do the Schwartz pay records. The credits in 80-Page Green Lantern Annual list this as Kane, Sekowsky, Andru, Infantino and Giella. Art Spotter Gene Reed provided the page numbers for the pencils. Some pages may be combinations of more than one penciller. It is believed that while Kane was paid for the job the others were involved in the artwork, possibly helping with deadline issues. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 8. You Asked for It! (Showcase; Aquaman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; Aquaman

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Task Force) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Task Force

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Revolutionary War Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Revolutionary War Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42799

Cover added

  • 17/01/2010

Index completed

  • 05/09/2019

Last updated

  • 05/09/2019